How a Top Fuel Dragster Works

8,000 HP Top Fuel Dragster
Learn how an 8,000 HP Top Fuel Dragster works
 

In this episode of How’d They Do That, take a look at how a top fuel dragster makes all its power and barrels down the 1,000-ft race track…

A 2,000 pound dragster, 17 gallons of rocket fuel, 8,000 horsepower.

A top fuel dragster accelerates faster than any other ground vehicle on earth. It generates 5 G’s and hits 300 miles per hour in the time it takes a conventional car to go from zero to 30.

Top Fuel Dragster Engine
Top Fuel Dragster Engine
Top Fuel Dragster Supercharger
Top Fuel Dragster Supercharger
Top Fuel Dragster Fuel
Top Fuel Dragster Fuel
Top Fuel Dragster Fuel System Diagram
Top Fuel Dragster Fuel System

How do these amazing machines convert all that power into blistering speed?